Introduction to The Secrets of the Universe~
What is going on with humanity?
We hear clamoring about peace and love from all angles; no person seems to desire anything but peace, yet it seems unattainable.
Something is not right and this book is all about the discovery of what it is that makes it seemingly impossible to make things right and create a loving caring society.
Practically all people follow a religious concept and we see how it works. The children reared in a Muslim family grow up to be Muslims, the children in a Buddhist family grow up to be Buddhists, the same goes for Christians, Jews and all other societies.
I grew up in a Christian society and was exposed to Christianity as I was young. I was also told how inferior people were which did not believe in the Christian doctrine and how they needed to be saved. The same thing seem to happen in all other religious families also.
The liability of current philosophy is that it is not complete. Our concepts do not properly deal with what life really is all about. It is not enough to look at it as if we are indebted to a great and just God, who, because of the evil of man has to punish him. There is far more to the entirety. Many of our parents told us that it was evil to look any further because God would punish us if we went beyond that which is written in the Holy book.
This is not quite accurate, God did not give us this powerful mind with the intent we should not use it! Use it we must as it is the most valuable tool we have.
Man is not evil!! No just God is punishing Mankind!
These statements may at first seem to contradict what the evidence indicates but bear with me; there is hope for us all but the only way in which that hope can be realized is if we can look beyond the preconceptions we were given by others and see for ourselves.
This religious philosophy went through the western world like a whirlwind forcing people to adhere to their tenets, not usually according to the people’s wishes.
Let me illustrate what I mean and get us started on the road of understanding. In 1995 Norway celebrated one millennium since its Christening. In 1997 they celebrated one millennium since the christening process was completed. In fact, the Christening of the country was not completed until 1007 and at that time there were still people in the land which held on to the old ideas but kept them to themselves.
This was not a peaceful process. Many people lost lives and still more were christened in name only. This setting could have been in any number of countries where the Christians came with their philosophies, but because of the millennium celebration it is fitting to employ Norway as an illustration of what was done to mankind.
Before we can judge anyone we need to walk a mile in his shoes have been said. In this case we need to grasp what exactly happened before we can fully understand what is to come.
The arguments portrayed are all a reflection of the time around 1007 CE. The knowledge the “heathens” demonstrate is all knowledge that very well might have been available to them.
The Spirit Speaks
This is the spirit of sentient man talking: You thought I was dead, but such will never be the case. How well I recall the fateful day when Norway was darkened, barely a thousand years ago. This is what then transpired:
“Now I am again in Norway, and this time with the grandest of quests; I shall save the entire population and remove the beliefs of the heathens,” Olav says as he steps down onto the wharf and trips over a stumbling block. “Damned heathens;” Can barely be heard from Olav’s grimacing lips while he attempts to get his feet back under himself. “Hi Olav”! Hollers’ Halvdan when he can see who it is: “Do you have any liquor or slaves which should be declared for custom duty?” “Shut up, the only thing I have brought to Norway is the correct religious belief.” “All right, but if you have come here with a new religion you should have a chat with Eirik Blodøks. He has been around the world and gathered knowledge from wide and far. We would not be interested in a religion he could not approve of.” “There is only one correct religious teaching and that is the one I have brought. I would however like to talk to the council in order that they might see the light.”
“Did I hear something about a teaching?” A voice from one of the people working on fishing nets interrupts the two men. “I have been on the lookout for knowledge for years. I am Eirik, and a teaching which satisfactorily answers all questions has always been my goal. It has not been easy, I would really like to discuss the philosophical ramifications of the teaching you are professing.” “All right, I have come to bring Christianity to the country. The heathen religion which is prevalent has to go. The sins of the Norwegians must be forgiven so Jesus can be known.” “But Christianity is that belief which has existed in England and France as well as many other places for generations. I can not see much of anything in it when it comes to truths. Have you discovered something new?” “Norway is the sinner’s country! Through Jesus we can now remove these sins from all Norwegians.” “Oh yes, I know all about your “sin,” in the Bible the word is “Hamartia” and it means one misses the entire target when practicing with bow and arrow. Are you telling me that this Christianity is better than practicing when it comes to hitting what one aims at in archery? The Gods must know we all miss far too often.”
“Listen here you stupid heathen; I am talking about the eternal sin which was our inheritance from the time Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit on the tree in Paradise, and not some stupid target practice.” “All right then, why don’t you show up at the public gathering place for a meeting tonight Olav; we have intended to get together for quite some time to discuss the moral and ethical foundations in society, now would be as good a time as any to get this over with.” Eirik, who has heard of Olav earlier, does not like the idea of a new heretical religion coming to the country. The Christian doctrine is one he has studied in detail and he sees it as the teaching for the less enlightened personality.
While Eirik is working with his chores, more ships are starting to arrive at the harbor. These are all ships belonging to Olav and are a part of the army he brought with him. He brought along other people who are referred to as priests, and one called a bishop which seemed even less intelligent than Olav. The people arriving are all heavily armed men and Eirik can not help it, but shivers travel up and down his spine. Sure, Olav is a Viking of Norwegian heritage, but what in the world is he doing back here in Norway with an enormous army whose sole purpose it is to eradicate sin?
He quits his work early to have enough time to gather all of the community’s elders. It seems the only thing one can do is confront Olav, along with the rest of society to get this straightened out once and for all. While stopping to call the town elders to a meeting, Eirik, who himself is considered one of the elders in spite of his 42 years is reflecting on his own philosophies. He remembers so well how his curiosity had been aroused by the stories his grandfather had told while he was yet a child.
One of the more interesting things had been in regards to an old slave he had owned. Simian had been his name. Simian had been taught a lot from his ancestors who had been priests in a church in far away Egypt. The church of Simians ancestors had not been totally unlike the beliefs Olav was attempting to bring to Norway now called Christianity. Gnostic Christians they had called themselves, and while they were Christians their views had been totally different regarding their views on the Israelite God than the view held by the Christians who had conquered so much of Europe in the last few generations. The Gnostic Christians held that the Israelite God was an evil God. They held that people were spiritual entities who belonged in a dimension which was entirely different from the physical universe.
Simian had explained to him how the thinking ability had come into being outside the world where time existed. How, apart from time a source had existed which desired something come about. He recalled that one of the things which had come about had been an error which became discarded. Simian had told his grandfather how subsequently the human characteristics had come into being in order to enable the spiritual force which had been discarded with the failed creation to be saved. How this discarded entity had become the time dimension which eventually evolved into what is the physical universe where it desired to rule. Eirik was attempting to picture how it was that spiritual entities had to become trapped within the physical universe in order for the physical universe to survive. How the physical bodies had been created for these poor spirits as jails where they would be looking and looking without perceiving because they had organs of the physical universe which were incapable of perceiving anything but the physical.
Simian had also explained how the Christian church had succeeded in closing all of the schools of knowledge (553 AD), and he had stated this was to come about according to ancient prophesies. (“The Concept of Our Great Power”). He had explained how the evil church that did this was then said to have a reign of 1460 years where their evil teaching would rule. After 1460 years the church would die out on its own because the philosophy was based on excuses and justifications. The church would cease to be a guiding force because no truths existed within its teachings and an age of enlightenment would again be predominant on earth. This would be an enlightenment which had never been seen since before the legendary flood and confusion of concepts which the Babylonians talked about. Rumor had it that these Babylonian legends were from a different society which had existed long before them in the country of the Arabs. Eirik remembered perhaps best of all how the ideas of Gnosis had been expressed by the ancient Greek philosopher known as Socrates.
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